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Little-known shrub producing tassels of flowers on colourful shoots before the leaves emerge.
Genus of about 6 species of deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs found in woodland and thickets in the Himalayas and eastern Asia.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for pendent racemes of small 4-petalled flowers appearing before the leaves emerge. Good for shrub border, woodland garden or against a wall.
Pests & Diseases - trouble free.
Place of origin - Himalayas, eastern Asia.
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Alkaline / Chalk loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil - shelter from cold, drying winds.